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Twenty-One New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in the James and Hudson Bay Region

Press Release February 1, 2023 To our community members: We can confirm there are twenty-one (21) new COVID-19 cases in our region. Please see the community case breakdown below: Community New Cases…

New funding supports more accessible taxis

Press Release Feb. 1, 2023 VICTORIA – British Columbians who use wheelchairs or have other accessibility needs will soon see more accessible taxis on the road with the launch of…

UBCIC Calls for Holistic, System-Wide Supports from Canada and BC as Decriminalization Begins

Press Release January 31, 2023 (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – January 31, 2023) In response to the unprecedented, escalating overdose and drug toxicity crisis, British…

AMC FNHSSM Cautiously Optimistic of Apology for Racism in Medical Practice

Press Release Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – On the first day of the Special Chiefs Assembly on Health Legislation hosted by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) in partnership with…

System failure: Women’s heart and brain health are at risk

Press Release Feb 01, 2023 Heart & Stroke report reveals significant inequities persist Gaps in awareness, research, diagnosis and care threaten women’s heart and brain health according to a new…

Statement and Apology on Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenous-Specific Racism In Medical Practice

Press Release January 31, 2023 This apology was delivered in person at the Special Chiefs Assembly on Health Legislation hosted by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs on Treaty One Territory…

AMC Special Chief’s Assembly Holds Honouring and Headdress Ceremony for Women in Leadership in Historical Special Assembly

Press Release January 31st, 2023 Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) held an honouring ceremony during today’s Special Chiefs Assembly for First Nations health experts who…

Saskatchewan Significantly Expanding Opportunities For Health Care Training

Press Release January 31, 2023 Saskatchewan is dramatically increasing educational opportunities for Saskatchewan students and young adults interested in health careers. An immediate initial investment of more than $5.5 million…

Minister’s statement on lives lost to poisoned drugs in 2022

Press Release Jan. 31, 2023 VICTORIA – Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has released the following statement regarding the BC Coroner’s Service’s year-end report: “The toxic-drug crisis…

Toxic-drug supply claims nearly 2,300 lives in 2022: BC Coroners Service

Press Release Jan. 31, 2023 VICTORIA – As the province’s drug toxicity public health emergency continues into its eighth year, at least 2,272 British Columbians lost their lives to toxic…

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